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These tent-making bats are keeping dry under their homemade leaf tent. Wikimedia photo by Charlesjsharp

3 Wildlife Tent Experts Prepare You for the Great American Backyard Campout

6/17/2013 // By Aislinn Maestas

We are just days away from this year’s Great American Backyard Campout, and to help get everyone pumped for the big event, our own David Mizejewski will be on the Today show this Thursday helping Kathy Lee and Hoda set …

Ivy Simmons, a mom who encourages her kids to play and camp outside

Moms Say Campout Brought Peacefulness To Their Families

6/17/2013 // By Carla Brown

Two moms from Atlanta, Georgia, describe how participating in the Great American Backyard Campout was a great and surprisingly peaceful family experience. Join us this June 22! You can register for free!


If Wildlife Took Selfies…A New Series on Instagram

6/14/2013 // By Danielle Brigida

Since 2010, Instagram, the social network that allows users to share photographs easily with their friends and followers has seen tremendous growth. The site now sees about 40 million photos posted daily and many of them are known as “selfies”.  A …

Weekly News Roundup- June 14, 2013

6/14/2013 // By Anne Goddard

NWF’s Be Out There Movement Announces Partnership with FamilyFun Magazine June 13– National Wildlife Federation, whose mission is to inspire Americans to protect wildlife for our children’s future, is pleased to announce a new partnership with FamilyFun magazine, a trusted, go-to source …

Dyan Szall Puts Up Her Tent

Birthday Girl Celebrates with a Backyard Campout

6/14/2013 // By Carla Brown

When Dyan turned 12, she decided to celebrate with a backyard campout. Camp in your backyard this June 22 for the Great American Backyard Campout.

Weekly News Roundup – June 7, 2013

6/7/2013 // By Mary Price

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Ranger Rick’s Tree House App Takes Home the Gold June 7-National Wildlife Federation is pleased to announce that its Ranger …

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Meet the Artist Behind Ricky Raccoon and Enter Ranger Rick Jr.’s “Draw Ricky” Contest

6/4/2013 // By Gretchen Pierce

Ranger Rick Jr. magazine’s “Draw Ricky” contest is underway, and we’ve already received a TON of great drawings of Ricky Raccoon, the magazine’s mascot. Haven’t entered yet? Head to our website by June 30 to submit your child’s best Ricky …

Weekly News Roundup- May 31, 2013

5/31/2013 // By Anne Goddard

National Wildlife Federation Partners with Animal Planet to Connect Viewers with the Wild World around Them May 28- National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is pleased to work with Animal Planet to promote the series, North America, premiering on May 28 at 9 …

Summer Camp and the Great Outdoors: A Natural (and Powerful) Combination!

5/30/2013 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Peg L. Smith As a parent, one of the things I want most for my children (and all children) is the freedom of spirit that includes one’s heart and mind: To explore who they are — their strengths, …

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VIDEO: What to Do During Great Outdoors Month

5/28/2013 // By Dominique Burgunder-Johnson

Birds do it, bees do it, so surely all of us can do it! June is Great Outdoors Month, which means that if there was ever a time to be encouraged to spend more time outdoors in nature, it’s now. …